About Us

Garden Guides Press is a boutique publisher of specialty garden books for novice and pro gardeners. Rather than tackling extensive subjects, the pocket-size books give the gardener information on specialty garden subjects and are geared for specific geographic regions and the indoors.

Owner Julie Bawden-Davis is a garden writer and University of California certified master gardener, who lives, writes and gardens in Orange County, California. Julie has authored more than 1,500 articles for a wide variety of publications, including Parade.com, where she has a weekly gardening column, Better Homes and Gardens, Organic Gardening, Wildflower Magazine, HGTV.com, Family Circle, Parents, the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She is also founder of HealthyHouseplants.com, a plant care expert for TheMulch.com, and a member of the Garden Writers Association (GWA) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).